Growing in Grace

Isaiah 28:9-10, “Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:…”

Growing in grace is a concept taught throughout scripture. The Lord spoke and said in Mark 4:28, “For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” The Apostle Peter called on the reader in 2 Peter 3:18, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.” When considering the subject, my mind is drawn to Jeremiah 3:15, “And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Just the thought of the Lord caring enough about His children to call on men to feed them with the nourishment of the gospel causes my heart to be filled with joy. But what does it mean to grow in grace? Growing in grace is referring to a born again child of God growing in his or her knowledge of their Savior Jesus Christ. Just as a child is alive and grows, being nourished with food and drink, we, the born again children of God, are able to grow if we are nourished. No person ever grows to become a born again child of grace, but those who are alive in Christ are able to grow in knowledge and in the truth. There is no falling back into death, one cannot become unborn. But the person who has received life directly from the Lord, is able to read the Bible, hear the gospel, and commune with God that they may know more about the One Who saved them by His grace.

In our study verses the question is asked, “Whom shall he teach knowledge?” The nation of Israel had turned from the Lord, They had turned to the world and its idolatry for instruction and their disobedience to God’s commands is clearly visible. These things are written and preserved for our learning that we would not walk in such a path.

Dear child of grace, what is your desire? Do you long to know more about Him. Do you want to grow in grace and be a mature disciple of Jesus Christ? If the answer is yes, I will see you at Church on Sunday. Why? Because the Lord’s House, sitting at the Lord’s bountiful table, is the best place for us to be nourished so we might grow. Amen!

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